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Clarke impresses at Citran

Clarke impresses at Citran

Neil Pendock April 8, 2016 0

Chateau Clarke, owned by Benjamin de Rothschild, played a blinder at the 2016 en primeur tastings held at Chateau Citran this week. This branch of the Rothschild family are partners with the Rupert family

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Kommanderie Kuier te Leke

Kommanderie Kuier te Leke

Neil Pendock April 1, 2016 1

We had to turn commandeurs away last night at the first function for 2016 of the Commanderie de Bordeaux held at Morgenster. It could be because Winne Bowman has taken over as maitre. It

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Winnie takes over

Winnie takes over

Neil Pendock November 5, 2015 0

Cape Winemaster Winnie Bowman became the second maitre of the Commanderie de Bordeaux en Afrique du Sud last night when she took the reins over from Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg at a swierige geleentheid at Laborie

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2015: a big year for Wellington

2015: a big year for Wellington

Neil Pendock December 31, 2014 0

The news that the Grand Old Duke of Wellington (below) passed on today, age 99, reminds us that next year is a red letter vintage for Wellington, the serially underrated wine appellation next door

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Commanderie turns three

Commanderie turns three

Neil Pendock August 15, 2014 0

The Commanderie de Bordeaux en Afrique du Sud turned three in fine style at Lanzerac last night. Four new commandeurs (below) were inducted, bringing the membership up to 84. There were two from Calitzdorp

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Brilliant Bordeaux recovery

Brilliant Bordeaux recovery

Neil Pendock June 23, 2014 0

When the Cape winemaker read of the cork problems on his 2010 white Bordeaux blend last week, he sprang into action and fired off an apology and a solution to restaurant manager Ruan Nieuwoudt

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SA shines @ Commanderie on Bath

SA shines @ Commanderie on Bath

Neil Pendock June 22, 2014 Comments Off on SA shines @ Commanderie on Bath

With the SA University of Wine still an unrealized Stellenbosch dream of vinous entrepreneurs and cash-hungry University Business Schools, organizations such as the Commanderie de Bordeaux have an important role to play in educating

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Commanderie de Bordeaux enters the Zone

Commanderie de Bordeaux enters the Zone

Neil Pendock June 18, 2014 0

The Commanderie de Bordeaux en Afrique du Sud, founded on La Motte in Franschhoek three years ago, this evening holds its first function in Johannesburg, the capital of SA wine. The Commanderie is an association

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